The Hong Kong-listed shares of mainland companies should receive more interest as Chinese pensions and global investors seek to benefit from relatively low valuations.
The country is setting up a public agency to act as a clearing house to support its underfunded pension system. The plan could involve spinning off a government unit.
The pension fund manager is looking to add to a small allocation in the country's fixed income assets, while it is staying neutral in equities over concerns of high volatility.
Malaysia's flagship pension fund hits $250 billion with the help of strong returns from overseas, private and externally managed investments, says its outgoing CEO.
The local financial regulator has extended the blanket ban on shorting until May but a partial ban will be in place after that, raising criticism from some experts.
The state pension fund particularly wants to raise its overall foreign investments but will slow its appointment of external managers following last year’s bribery scandal.